Professor Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist, trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As a professor at the University of Queensland, he leads a research group working at TRI in Brisbane, Australia on the immunobiology of epithelial cancers. He is recognised as co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He heads a biotechnology company, Admedus Vaccines, working on new vaccine technologies, and is a board member of several companies and not for profit organisations. Ian is president of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and a member of the Commonwealth Science Council.
Australian of the Year in 2006. Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, and the Balzan Prize in 2008, and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2012. Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2013.